Thursday, March 24, 2011
Making Friends Pays
So I do this thing where I try to make a friend at every place that I go to the most often. For example the bank, certain food and shopping places, etc. It's really very awesome for a couple of reasons,
#1 It makes going to those places a little more fun when I see my "friend" and they know my name and order by heart (it totally makes me feel like a cool kid)
#2 They always hook me up. Like my friend Bob at the bank. I never have to give him my name or ID, and if I ever have any overdraft fees he just erases them. ooh ya that's right Boo freakin yah. Saved me a good 25 dollars for sure (we aren't too great with the remembering of the transfer fees)
Or like my good friend Tyrone at Rubios... he hooks me up with free drinks all the time and it rocks. Etc. you get my drift.
I've gotten free food, drinks, money, extra stamps on those little stamp-ie cards that they give at some food places, and discounts on hair cuts, clothes and other household items all because of my friendly encounters with these peeeps.
Now I know what your thinking, psh that skank probably flirts it up and bats her eyes and giggles like a fool to get all that free stuff. Ut uh. No flirter here. I am committed to mine one and only and therefore do not flirt. I simply make friendly small talk with the person that is there the most, every time I go in, and I always (now here's the key) remember their names. I learned a long time ago whilst working in the salon that remembering a clients name is key to getting extra good tips and a solid clientle. And then if you can remember something about them, examp. interests, hobbies, etc. that makes them feel extra special hence the wanting to give you free stuff.
Call me cheap or whatevs but who doesn't like free stuff AND friends? I seriously want ya'all to try this and let me know if it works for you too. Ready...Set..Go!
**Names have been changed for added security of the continuation of the freebies**
Posted by Bree Flake at 10:22 PM